Many denture wearers have been told that they are not candidates for dental implants due to lack of bone in the upper jaw. There is now a graftless surgical approach to restore their teeth with implants in the upper jaw with zygomatic implants.
Zygoma implants (or Zygomatic implants) are different that traditional dental implants. Traditional dental implants are anchored in the jaw bone. Zygoma implants go through the upper sinus and are anchored into the dense cheek bone. Generally, one zygoma implant is placed on each side with an additional 2-4 implants in the front part of the upper jaw.
One of the main goals of these type of dental implants is to provide a secure foundation for people with deteriorated jaws who have not been able to get traditional dental implants. This graftless procedure dramatically shortens time to place permanent teeth for increased patient satisfaction and allows patients with severely resorbed maxillae to return to a normal quality of life.
This technique, which is available at Wilshire Oral Surgery and Implant Center, represents an alternative for aesthetic, masticatory and functional rehabilitation of patients with severe maxillary bone loss.